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High Cost of Local Government Keeps Property Taxes High

Cook County Property Tax Appeals & High Cost of Local GovernmentMore than 140 Illinois local government employees earned more than the governor, according to an Open The Books analysis of 2017 Illinois local government payrolls.

From park district bosses who earn $239,000 a year to 89 small town and village administrators paid in excess of $190,000 a year – more than any governor in the United States – the organization identified a wide list of Illinois public employees whose compensation packages are generous, to say the least.

This is yet another reason why property taxes continue to increase, with appealing them as your only source of relief.
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